Wednesday, July 17th edition:
York Connect: News Now‘s Ayushi Sharman speaks with Kenji Tokawa, the library coordinator at OPIRG York, about their summer radical reading series focusing on radical science fiction. Tokawa tells us about the work done at OPIRG York, how sci-fi can demonstrate creative models for human progress, and the summer series being moderated by feminist science fiction author, Zainab Amadahy. Listen to learn more about the event beginning July 24 that will engage with the works of Robert Sullivan, Thomas King, and Octavia Butler. [Repeat]
[Image via www.facebook.com/events/540176056041767]
Feature Interview: News Now‘s Ayushi Sharman talks to Odion Fayalo, Youth Outreach Worker at For Youth Initiative (FYI), about the external youth consultation with Toronto Police Services FYI hosted on June 28 at Keele and Eglinton. The consultation was held after growing concerns by community members and organizations over the racial element to police carding in the area. Listen to Fayalo talk about the parameters set by Toronto Police Services at the event, the effectiveness of street check receipts, and the importance of community mobilization to combat systemic injustices. [Repeat]
[Image via foryouth.ca]
Independent Arts and Culture: Part four of our series on Toronto artists who bring light to social issues. News Now‘s Hailee Ingleton takes us to “Save Me“, an art exhibition hosted by the artist collective 185 Augusta. Held in part as a response to the ongoing threat of gentrification in Kensington Market, the event was put on to raise funds to acquire property for a live-work space for artists in the neighbourhood. Listen to members of the collective, Moses Kofi and Allie Ho-Sang, talk about organizing the event and attendees speaking on how the upcoming Loblaws and Walmart development plans will affect the area.
[Image via www.185augusta.com]